Creative Cover Ups The Thrifty Six

collage of pre loved fashion

The theme this month is creative cover ups! Now that can mean a lot of items. But it has to be pre loved of course!

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.

Creative cover ups

print mixing galore

Well, creative cover ups are a hard one for me as I am not a fan of kimono’s or poncho’s. But a cover up can also mean a jacket right? And the creative part is mixing three prints!  The jacket is pre loved, was part of a skirt suit  as you can see in the link. I love the huge buttons and the short sleeves, and the print, pied de poulle, has always been my favorite! Ever since I saw my grandmother, when I was about 7, wearing a pied de poulle coat! So elegant. She wore patent black pumps underneath with a bow! Perfection!

What creative outfits are my friends wearing

Emma of Style Splash

creative cover ups

I found this jacket in a charity shop, and although I already own several black jackets, I couldn’t resist this one with the cute flower buttons. It’s from Marks & Spencer and was only a few pounds. I paired it with yellow trousers to match the buttons. The black vest underneath is also from a charity shop. The bag was a gift from my stepmother – she found it in her shop in Madeira.

Grace of Graceful Rags

creative cover ups

I really struggled with this month’s theme! I don’t own any kimonos, and the only thrifted jackets I have are too hot for the sweltering summer heat. So, I opted to play around with this pretty blue scarf that belonged to my grandma. I tried tying it as a top several different ways (I’m not cool enough to pull off that look) and finally settled on draping it over this white dress—a cover-up of sorts for brunch, dinner by the beach, etc. I wasn’t sure about this outfit at first but quickly loved the dramatic movie star vibes once I started taking pictures!

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

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Hidden in plain sight…

We’ve come a long way since the bathing machines of the late 19th and early 20th century…

…yet many of us still feel naked and somewhat vulnerable in a swimsuit.

Do you reach for cover when you rise from your lounger, or emerge from the pool?

Typical beach cover-ups are completely sheer and offer little or no visual barrier to protect our modesty…

But they’re a holiday essential – suitcase never to be zipped without that brightly coloured veil of gossamer.

Here I am in just one of my scarcely there wisps of fabric – this one scarlet with white polka-dots to match my bathing suit – how cute!!!

It must be psychological, a chiffon comfort blanket if you will…

We’re still visible, flesh is on show, we think we’re hidden but the reality is, we’re in plain sight!!!”

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

creative cover ups

I love Cover-Ups and I cannot lie!  Especially when they come in the form of vintage dusters! After rummaging my wardrobe to find the right piece to style up for this month’s theme-I noticed that this duster collection of mine is slowly taking over in containing my funnest go-to styling pieces. This one’s from the 50’s and way too cute to save for the bedroom- seriously though.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

pre loved fashion

You all know that I am a huge fan of kimonos, but they are scarce items in second hand shops. I rarely ever find kimonos of any sort. So I was really excited when I was thrift shopping with my sister back in February and I found this amazing mossy green polka dotted kimono for just $3. I paired it with an old ivory romper and some funky green wedges for a sassy second hand summer look.

The Thrifty Six

We hope you liked our creative cover ups and perhaps we can inspire you to buy pre loved clothing too! Have a great day!

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26 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks dear!

  1. 19th July 2021 / 18:22

    I just love how creative you all are! Great idea to use a jacket and all the print mixing was definitely creative!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2021 / 18:22

      THanks Kellyann, yes I don’t have any other cover up!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee, I love that jacket but the actual look is a bit to much for me to be honest. To wear that is, I like it a lot when I see it.

  2. Joanne
    19th July 2021 / 18:22

    SO many fun looks!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Joanne!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      THanks Kathrine!

  3. 19th July 2021 / 18:22

    I wouldn’t know where to start with this subject, but I guess you’re right and it can mean jackets as well!
    I’m absolutely loving the clever pattern mixing going on in your outfit, Nancy! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      THanks Ann!

  4. 19th July 2021 / 18:22

    Oh yes the pattern is everything on this jacket! Love the way you styled it all up! Beautiful!! Have a great week xx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Lucy, have a great week!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      And perfect for summer! Thanks Emma!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Sheila!

  5. jodie filogomo
    19th July 2021 / 18:22

    I like how you made the theme work for you Nancy without having to go buy something!! And your print mixing is AMAZING!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jodie!

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd July 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Michelle!

  6. 22nd July 2021 / 18:22

    Ladies, you all look stunning!!! I love every outfit so much! And Nancy, I need to say that your are a Queen of mixing and matching prints! OMG, your outfit looks unbelievably beautiful!

    Tatiana

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd July 2021 / 18:22

      Oh thank you very much Tatiana!

  7. 28th July 2021 / 18:22

    I love your unique interpretation of the theme and all the prints! They work so well together.

    -Grace

    gracefulrags.com

    • nancy
      Author
      29th July 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Grace!

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